Dragon Age – Inquisition
Bioware’s seminal role playing game blends deep, strategic combat with superb writing and a fresh spin on the traditional fantasy genre tropes. The first Dragon Age was received with critical acclaim, while the sequel fell short of expectations, considered to be a failure compared to it’s predecessor. Inquisition is the third installment in the series and the greatest undertaking to date. A culmination of the best elements of the first two games, hundreds of hours (yes, hundreds) await the completionist gamer in this open world epic adventure.
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN (PS4)
I have been waiting years for a new Guilty Gear, a great soundtrack and all the madness that made the series great. The fighting game community gets taken care of courtesy of Aksys. If you’re a collector you will benefit from the limited edition which comes with art book and a ton of other collectibles.
Super Smash Bros (Wii U)
The time has finally come for Wii U owners to get their smash on. Nintendo has gone to great lengths to ensure a great console debut for this classic. The classic brawler is still incredibly fun and the new Wii U version includes over 50 stages and over 40 playable characters. Also included is a new 8-player mode so even more friends can join the fray—by far the best part of the newest Smash Bros game.
LEGO™ Batman 3
What’s there not to love about the third installment of LEGO Batman? There are plenty of worlds to see and explore, and over 150 characters from the DC Comics Universe to unlock. In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, it’s up to the Caped Crusader to join forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blast off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Brainiac has harnessed the power of the Lantern Rings which enables him to shrink different worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. It’s up to the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains to unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
*Some of these cities include the Gotham city of the blockbuster from The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman 75th Anniversary, Man of Steel and the Starling City of the hit CW show – Arrow.
**Some cities are DLC Only
Halo: Master Chief Collection (Xbox One)
The sole reason I’ll be buying an Xbox One this holiday season is forHalo and The Master Chief Collection. Being able to play Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4’s campaign multiplayer modes all on one disc is a dream come true. Cash grab or not, The Master Chief Collection makes me want to give the covenant back their bomb, all over again.
Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (Multi-Platform)
Disney Infinity is back and loaded with everyone’s favorite Marvel Super Heroes! If you’re looking for the perfect game to play with your children, we’d say this might be one of them. With more than 20 Marvel characters including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye choose from assist in your battles against enemies, complete challenging missions, solve puzzles and ultimately save the world from destruction.
Sheriff of Nottingham
Sheriff of Nottingham is a game of bluffing and deception where players attempt to sneak illicit goods past the Sheriff to earn points and win. Players put three goods (either legal or not) cards into a pouch, snap it shut, hand it to the Sheriff and declare what’s supposedly in the pouch. From there it’s up to the Sheriff to either let the pouch pass through or call their bluff and open it. If illicit goods are found, the player pays a hefty fine to the Sheriff, if they were telling the truth however it’s the other way around. All manner of cajoling, bribing and persuasion are fair game during these moments and it’s a ton of fun. The game is simple, easy to pick up and teach– definitely my pick for holiday gatherings this year.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition
This edition is for the Ultimate Kingdom Hearts fan and will retail for $100 (£80). It comes within a “large collector’s box” which includes a 10″ tall Shadow Heartless plushie, a 30-page art book (including a foreword and sketch from series director Tetsuya Nomura), a collectible Sora & Mickey pin badge, a steelbook case featuring both alternative artworks and, of course, copies of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, as well as Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 too.
*It is available only through Square Enix’s store and only available for the PS3.
Skylanders Trap Team (Multi-platform)
Skylanders are back and for the first time ever you’re able to play with the baddies! Kaos continues his ongoing quest to rule over Skylands. He has discovered the location of the legendary Cloudcracker Prison — a fortress built entirely out of the magical substance Traptanium™ and home to Skylands’ most nefarious villains. In an attempt to build his own army of foes, Kaos blows up the prison, releasing the most wanted villains and blasting shards of Traptanium to Earth in the form of Traps. Now it’s up to Portal Masters to recapture all of the escaped villains using powerful Traptanium Traps and defeat Kaos before it’s too late!
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